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Nice O.C. restaurants near John Wayne Airport for a real foodie

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BonBon Sep 6, 2005 01:14 PM

Looking for a nice restaurant to impress my foodie boss between John Wayne and Anaheim....any ideas?

  1. c
    campbsu Sep 8, 2005 04:22 PM

    OC's not exactly known for being a 'foodie' town.
    Here are local non-franchise type of eateries I enjoy..

    French (provincal):
    Pascal Restaurant
    1000 N Bristol (nearest crossstreet Jamboree)
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    949-752-0107
    (try their adjacent epicerie for morning croissants and weekday lunch)

    Cuban
    Habana (located within the anti-mall)
    2930 Bristol St
    Costa Mesa
    714-556-0176

    French (Bistro style)
    Pescadou Bistro
    3325 Newport Bl
    Newport Beach (Lido Island)
    949-675-6990
    http://www.pescadoubistro.com

    1. k
      kc girl Sep 7, 2005 10:56 AM

      "Foodie" is a term that denotes many - from choosey to imaginative to super knowledgable and still learning.

      Maybe you'd enjoy showing him 6ix Park Grill that is located in the Hyatt hotel on Jamboree Road and Main St. Incredible. Hotel restaurants are often dissed, but this one is very good. Enter from Jamboree Road or Main Street.

      Read about 6ix Park Grill Irvine on Google. See, http://www.gayot.com/restaurantpages/info.php?tag=OCRES041109&code=OC
      AND
      http://www.coastmagazine.com/cuisine/cuisine_1204.html

      See also, http://orangecounty.citysearch.com/profile/41425428 (includes info about AGORA also
      )
      There are many choices from John Wayne Airport to Anaheim; a few great ones by South Coast Plaza.

      Maybe if you define you parameters a little better we can narrow it down. Sit down dinner? Spicy? Off the beaten path? Ethnic? Homeland favorites? Power lunches? Greek? Italian? Freshest fish? Thickest steak? Cordials? The "foodie" list is endless.

      Link: http://irvine.hyatt.com/property/hote...

      1. w
        Wonginator Sep 6, 2005 06:08 PM

        Gulliver's is across the street from the airport, prime rib being their specialty.

        Also just south off the next 405 exit, Jamboree, is a shopping area with a Ruth's Chris steakhouse, Taleo Grill, and Houston's.

        Zov's Bistro is on the way to the airport, off 17th St. in Tustin.

        Link: http://www.gulliversrestaurant.com/ne...

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          elmomonster Sep 6, 2005 05:10 PM

          How about Agora? It's a Brazilian Steakhouse, a block away from the airport. Many here have liked it a lot (haven't been myself)...kinda pricey, but if you're on an expense account...SCORE!

          http://www.agorachurrascaria.com/

          Link: http://elmomonster.blogspot.com

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